April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Buddy Bolden’s Blues goes all the way back to the beginnings of jazz in New Orleans. More early dixieland classics can be heard on Hoopla. The video Gumbo on Kanopy tells about the birth of jazz. The Gift portrays the first great soloists, Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet and Bix Beiderbecke.
More recently, Wynton Marsalis takes this old classic out for a spin.